Houseboat Taurus: Your Home on the Water Right in Downtown!

City: Boston Beds: 2 | Baths: 1 | Sleeps: 6

Property Details

  • Category: Boston
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 1
  • Sleeps: 6

Vacations should be about fun, and what could be more fun than a vacation on a houseboat! Located in Downtown Boston, SleepAfloat managed houseboat Taurus is the most unique vacation rental around. And the best part is, it's only steps away from the city's most popular attractions! Please be aware one of the bedrooms is a tuck-under and may not be suitable for all guests.

Features:

While this boat sleeps six easily, the common space most comfortably accommodates four adults and two children.

Full sized bed in the rear cabin
Two double beds in the underberth cabin (low-ceiling)

Main salon with double sized sleeper futon, flatscreen TV and breakfast bar with seating for two
Galley kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, sink and stove
Bathroom with stand up shower, toilet and vanity
Outside deck with lounge furniture, electric grill and city waterfront views
Fully heated and air conditioned

Amenities:

  • Linens and bath towels
  • Soaps and shampoo
  • Cookware, cutlery and dishware
  • Free Wifi
  • Cable TV
  • Access to an electric grill on the dock

Location:

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boston at Lewis Wharf, this boat is just steps away from the New England Aquarium, Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall, the North End, Boston Garden, a public ice skating rink, and countless other things to see and do.

Transportation:

Short walk (less than 10 mins) to Aquarium, North Station and Government Center subway stations

The adjacent parking lot charges $30-35 for 24 hours (this does not include in-and-out privileges)

 

The Experience:

The boat is docked in a secure marina locked by a gate. Only those with the key can pass through the gate.

 

The waters are generally calm in this area but there can be some occasional movement during the day when boats pass by. At night the waters are very calm and some guests even find that a bit of gentle swaying relaxes them and makes for a very restful sleep.

 

After a long day of touring the city there is nothing better than relaxing on your own private deck with a cold drink in hand, listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean as you enjoy the fantastic waterfront atmosphere! Take advantage of the opportunity and reserve this boat with SleepAfloat!

Lewis Wharf is a private dock with close neighbors in an exclusive North End residential area. Quiet time is from 10 pm to 8 am. Please be respectful of our neighborhood.


  • Rates are quoted for two guests. Each additional guest is $50/per person/night. Cleaning Fee $119. Insurance Fee $39.

    • Holiday rates are higher – please call for rates.

    • Guests must electronically sign off on our SleepAfloat Rental Terms & Conditions within 48 hours of booking to validate confirmation.

 

Check in and check out: The rental period begins at 3:00 p.m. on the day of arrival and terminates at 11:00 a.m. on the day of departure, unless prior arrangements have been made. Early check ins must be pre-approved, and check-ins after 11 p.m. are not allowed. A fee may be incurred for check ins between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. may incur a fee. The properties are professionally cleaned and inspected before and after each rental to ensure that all guests have a clean comfortable stay. Occasionally delays may occur during peak season.

Availability


Rates

StartEndDailyWeekly
5/9/20197/25/2019$149.00N/A
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7/27/20197/27/2019$150.00N/A
7/28/20197/28/2019$149.00N/A
7/29/20197/29/2019$155.00N/A
7/30/20198/1/2019$149.00N/A
8/2/20198/2/2019$211.00N/A
8/3/20198/3/2019$226.00N/A
8/4/20198/4/2019$185.00N/A
8/5/20198/5/2019$200.00N/A
8/6/20198/6/2019$231.00N/A
8/7/20198/7/2019$275.00N/A
8/8/20198/8/2019$357.00N/A
8/9/20198/9/2019$431.00N/A
8/10/20198/10/2019$399.00N/A
8/11/20198/11/2019$221.00N/A
8/12/20198/12/2019$149.00N/A
8/13/20198/13/2019$221.00N/A
8/14/20198/14/2019$266.00N/A
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8/17/20198/17/2019$232.00N/A
8/18/20198/18/2019$200.00N/A
8/19/20198/19/2019$219.00N/A
8/20/20198/20/2019$248.00N/A
8/21/20198/21/2019$234.00N/A
8/22/20198/22/2019$260.00N/A
8/23/20198/23/2019$257.00N/A
8/24/20198/24/2019$274.00N/A
8/25/20198/25/2019$204.00N/A
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8/30/20198/30/2019$219.00N/A
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12/12/201912/13/2019$215.00N/A
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12/14/201912/14/2019$199.00$1,551.00
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12/16/201912/16/2019$178.00$1,632.00
12/17/201912/17/2019$181.00$1,683.00
12/18/201912/18/2019$201.00$1,734.00
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4/3/20204/3/2020$250.00N/A
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4/5/20204/5/2020$204.00N/A
4/6/20204/6/2020$216.00N/A
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4/9/20204/9/2020$211.00N/A
4/10/20204/10/2020$234.00N/A
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5/26/20205/26/2020$299.00N/A
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6/12/20206/13/2020$323.00N/A
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6/15/20206/15/2020$318.00N/A
6/16/20206/16/2020$299.00N/A
6/17/20206/17/2020$321.00N/A
6/18/20206/18/2020$303.00N/A
6/19/20206/19/2020$336.00N/A
6/20/20206/20/2020$311.00N/A
6/21/20206/21/2020$275.00N/A
6/22/20206/22/2020$288.00N/A
6/23/20206/23/2020$300.00N/A
6/24/20206/24/2020$327.00N/A
6/25/20206/25/2020$320.00N/A
6/26/20206/26/2020$332.00N/A
6/27/20206/27/2020$309.00N/A
6/28/20206/28/2020$286.00N/A
6/29/20206/29/2020$302.00N/A
6/30/20206/30/2020$320.00N/A
7/1/20207/1/2020$312.00N/A
7/2/20207/2/2020$311.00N/A
7/3/20207/3/2020$334.00N/A
7/4/20207/4/2020$349.00N/A
7/5/20207/5/2020$326.00N/A
7/6/20207/6/2020$304.00N/A
7/7/20207/7/2020$308.00N/A
7/8/20207/8/2020$315.00N/A
7/9/20207/9/2020$314.00N/A
7/10/20207/10/2020$337.00N/A
7/11/20207/11/2020$314.00N/A
7/12/20207/12/2020$298.00N/A
7/13/20207/13/2020$285.00N/A
7/14/20207/14/2020$359.00N/A
7/15/20207/15/2020$767.00N/A
7/16/20207/16/2020$432.00N/A
7/17/20207/17/2020$337.00N/A

Amenities

  • Activities
  • Night Life
  • Bedrooms
  • Double Bed
  • Queen Bed
  • Communications
  • Internet Connection
  • Entertainment
  • Cable/Satellite
  • TV
  • Included Items And Services
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Linens Provided
  • Non Smoking
  • Inside Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Coffeemaker
  • Full Sized Refridgerator
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Stove/Oven
  • Outside Amenities
  • Deck or Balcony
  • Patio
  • Patio Furniture
  • Restrictions
  • No Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking
  • Suitability
  • Suitable for Children
  • View And Location
  • City View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Attractions Category Distance
Property
Houseboat Taurus: Your Home on the Water Right in Downtown!
Category: Boston
City: Boston
Baths:
Sleeps: 6
Houseboat Taurus: Your Home on the Water Right in Downtown! Boston -
1
Old Town Trolley Tours
Category: Tours
Address: MA
Old Town Trolley Tours Tours 1258 ft.
2
New England Aquarium
New England Aquarium
Category: All Seasons Attraction
Address: 1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
New England Aquarium All Seasons Attraction 1558 ft.
3
Boston by Segway
Boston by Segway
Category: Outdoor Activities
Address: 60 Canal St
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Boston by Segway Outdoor Activities 2401 ft.
4
TD Garden
TD Boston Garden
Category: Sports Center
Address: 100 Legends Way
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
TD Boston Garden Sports Center 3281 ft.
5
Boston Children's Museum
Category: Museum
Address: MA
Boston Children's Museum Museum 4338 ft.
6
MGH
Mass General Hospital
Category: Hospital
Address: 55 Fruit St
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Mass General Hospital Hospital 4871 ft.
7
Boston Museum of Science
Category: Museum
Address: MA
Boston Museum of Science Museum 1.07 mi.
8
Boston Convention Center
Category: Convention Center
Address: 415 Summer St
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
Boston Convention Center Convention Center 1.17 mi.
Sarah
Really Enjoyed it!
Posted on: 9/15/2014

We really enjoyed our stay on the Taurus. Its location near the end of the jetty made for a beautiful view of the harbour. The children loved being on a boat and sleeping "below decks"; it was a unique holiday.


Crystal
Fantastic
Posted on: 6/2/2014

The houseboat was fantastic! I really enjoyed being in that area of town and was able to walk to my conference at the World Trade Center in 25 minutes! Fanuiel Hall Marketplace was where I went for yummy food and shopping EVERY night! Such fun! Thanks for rocking me to sleep every night!


Andersons
Great Time in Boston!
Posted on: 5/3/2014

What a wonderful experience we had staying on the Taurus. The boat was as clean and modern as any hotel and twice as fun. The gentle motion creates a great nights sleep. We went in early spring when it was only about 50 degrees out. The boat has a great heater and we stayed cozy, however it did get a bit chilly in the bottom bunks at night. The location can't be beat. The north end is amazing, no shortage of great dining that's for sure. Can't wait to return!


Niall
Most Amazing Way to Holiday
Posted on: 1/19/2014

We stayed in September last year on the Taurus with my sister and our teenage daughter, four of us in total. We had plenty of space, the boat was clean and very well equipped. Location was great close to many shops, aquarium etc. Sitting out on the front deck or roof deck of an evening was relaxing and one of the greatest parts of out visit to Boston, and two week trip to the states. Sleep afloat handled our booking request quickly, and all instructions on finding and accessing boat we were clear and easy too follow. We will definately be booking with Sleep afloat again a truly unique but amazing way to spend your holiday!


joy
Great fun. Perfect location.
Posted on: 4/7/2013
Taurus sits at the end of the pier, which is important so that you can see out into the ocean. It also happens to be right next to a Starbucks and a very short walk to the Long Pier from which we took the ferry every day out to the islands. We loved it, and we'll definitely go back when the weather warms up!
Response
So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! We'd love to have you back as a guest on a SleepAfloat houseboat again!

Cheers,
Team SleepAfloat

Liz
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!
Posted on: 1/29/2013

I just finished renting the Taurus houseboat from Sleep Afloat for four nights. This is probably the coolest place I have ever stayed, and I am widely traveled. I almost don't want to write this review, since I'd like to keep this treasure a secret, but I also want the company to continue! So here goes:

The boat is now docked at the Lewis Wharf marina in downtown Boston, and the location couldn't be better! It's across the street from the North End, and only a couple blocks from Faneuil Hall. There is a grocery store across the street and parking is easy. In fact, everything about staying here was easy, from check-in to check-out. JJ, the boat's caretaker, is very friendly and made everything work seamlessly. There are lots of helpful details, including useful maps and information about the surrounding area. One of the best things about this boat is that it's located at the end of the pier, with a nice view of the water.

I made this boat my home base in Boston and each day had different family members and friends stay with me. Everyone was thrilled, even the teenagers. We enjoyed watching the sun come up over the harbor, sitting on the front deck watching the tide come in and out every day, and seeing the water birds and all the different kinds of boats sailing in and out of the harbor. We also enjoyed picnic dinners on the upper deck. In the mornings, I did yoga stretches on the dock. The boat's rocking is gentle and soothing, and the marina is secure and quiet. No problems whatsoever.

The boat is like a hotel suite or a small cottage (with full kitchen and ample bathroom), and the price is lower than any other hotel room in downtown Boston. When I left, I took a $10 and 10 min. water taxi to the airport, which picked me up right at the boat. Easy!

I can't say enough good things about our time on Taurus. It was relaxing and so much fun for everyone. I can't wait to stay there again. A couple of small suggestions for the owners: it would be useful to have a sharper knife for cutting fruit or bread, and a blender would be great! Also might be helpful to have an extra blanket or two; we didn't need it, but we had pretty warm weather. Thanks for setting up this wonderful alternative to a hotel in downtown Boston. We just loved it and will definitely be back."


Great Experience!
Posted on: 1/29/2013

This must be what an infant feels like. Every now and then someone comes along and rocks your cradle ever so gently just to make you feel safe. Usually, on vacation, you can't wait to get out and get going. On the Float!, you just want to take your coffee outside and enjoy what God gave you...the sun, the sky and the water. Thank God we know Boston well, because we wanted to stay on board as long as we could in the morning doing just that. A minor mishap occurred because of a previous renter, but it did absolutely nothing to hurt our stay. It is spacious enough, clean, comfortable and delightful. I don't sail, so don't let that stop you from experiencing the houseboat. It's so gentle, you hardly notice the sway, and at night, when you're in bed, it's downright comforting. We had a wonderful 44th Anniversary on board and hope to celebrate our 45th there as well.